Brian Sullivan is a lecturer in the School of Social Work and Applied Human Services and the Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Counselling Program at The University of Queensland. Before undertaking his doctoral studies at the University of Toledo, Ohio, Brain had previously worked as a secondary teacher, a school counsellor, and director of a social welfare agency. On returning to Australia he originally worked as a lecturer at the University of New England. Brian has over fifteen years experience as a counsellor, working with a diverse range of clients which have included school students, young male offenders, individuals, couples and families. His research interests include: the training and supervision of those working with male batterers; workplace violence; outcomes in couple and family therapy; and multicultural counselling. Brian designed and developed the academic course, Master of Counselling at The University of Queensland.